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B5Q Blogopean Union: it’s basketball early signing day

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Plus: women’s soccer is back in the top-10; Alex Turcotte is the B1G 2nd Star of the Week; and you should drink Malört and watch football on Saturday.

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Good morning! This is going to be a daily(ish) post that discusses the goings on of the rest of the Big Ten Conference, and the country as needed. Much like the European Union, the Big Ten is a loosely confederated group of entities that sometimes have the same goals (like free movement of people between countries or not winning national titles in football or basketball) and sometimes accept new members that they later regret (Estonia or Rutgers).

We hope that you will use this post to comment on things happening around the conference and also as a sort of daily open thread to discuss breaking news or argue about Spotted Cow.

  • Despite losing in the first round of the B1G Tournament, the women’s soccer team is back in the top-10 before the NCAA Tournament kicks off this weekend.
  • A couple more vintage Jonathan Taylor performances would be pretty nice this month.
  • The Badgers only got a split on the road against Omaha, but Alex Turcotte had himself a weekend.
  • I do NOT follow hockey recruiting closely at all so reading stuff like this is super interesting to me.

That Max Gildon fellow would be nice to have imo.

  • So, today is the start of the early signing period for college basketball. We’ll have more on all of the players that sign their NLI today/this week as they, uh, sign them.
  • I’m so happy that regular readers of this site will know what the emojis mean here.
  • “Do you like to be called Harry Potter now that you have a scar on your forehead?”

B1G basketball scoreboard from over the weekend (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):

First of all, new No. 1 Kentucky lost at home to Evansville, 67-64 lolololololololol. Ok, here are the B1G scores.

Indiana 91 - North Alabama 65
Michigan 79 - Creighton 69
Minnesota 56 - Butler 64